Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has asked United Nations Security Council for complete lift of arms embargo on Somalia that has been into effect since 1990s.
According to President Hassan, lifting of arms embargo would help the country secure arms and speed up development of national security forces.
Somalia has been in talks Russia to support it militarily. Russia on her part has said it is ready to sell weaponry to Somalia if arms embargo is lifted.
President Hassan said lifting of the arms embargo by UN will enable the nation to acquire weapons for the National Army.
The clearance will impact the most rapid and greatest development to the Somalia’s own forces battling with Al-Shabaab militancy.